Monday - Wednesday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday - 1 pm to 4 pm
Friday - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
1st & 3rd Sunday: 9:00 am
2nd, 4th, & 5th Sunday: 11:15am
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am at St. Joseph's Hospital
Wednesday 9:00 am
5437 - 43rd Street, Vegreville, AB. T9C 1C8
Phone: (780) 632-3272
Toll Free: (780) 632-3272
Fax: (780) 632-3303
Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Saturday at 3:45 pm or by appointment.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on the First Friday of each month.
Pray for Protection of Human Life
Lord, and Maker of all that is good,
Fill our hearts with joy before the wonders of your creation.
Open our eyes to the presence of your beloved Son Jesus in all those we encounter
and especially in the weakest and most vulnerable among us.
When we see life threatened at its beginning or at its end,
Or by poverty and deprivation,
Inspire us with love and mercy
So that, empowered by your Holy Spirit,
We may work together to defend human dignity.
Help us to build a culture of life:
A culture in which each and every person is loved and valued as your child
from conception to natural death,
And in every circumstance of life.
Mary, Mother of the living, Pray for us.
Holy Thursday March 24
6:00pm Viking ....................
Good Friday March 25
10:00am Viking ..................
Holy Saturday March 26
Blessing Food Baskets
10:00am Holden ............... 11:30am Vegreville
Easter Vigil March 26 ........8:30pm Vegreville
Easter Sunday March 27
9:00am Holden ................ 11:00am Viking ...............1:00pm Vegreville
A belated Welcome to Br. Roger!!
Well most, if not all, know me by now but if you’ve slipped through the cracks my name is Roger-Karol Niedzielski. I am a seminary intern studying for the Archdiocese of Edmonton now for my 7th year. This year I’m in the parish learning the ministry by helping service the parishes of St. Martin of Tours, Holy Heart of Mary and St. Gregory the Great. To share a bit about me: I love to cook, eat, read, collect coins and antiques, travel, fish and hunt and much more which I can tell ad nauseam just invite me for coffee. It is very exciting and an absolute blessing to be in the parishes and the schools this year and God willing my diaconate is just around the corner but you’ll hear about that soon enough.
Syrian Refigee Crisis:
Archbishop Richard Smith is asking all parishes in the archdiocese that a special Collection be taken on the weekend of October 18th to ease the misery of our suffering brothers and sisters. This effort is part of an appeal to all Catholics across the country. involving Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Canadian Organization for Development and Peace (CODP) and Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
We thank you in advance for your financial support regarding this matter.
Prayer for World meeting of Families
God and Father of all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
have you done
yours sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
all over the world
to be linked together
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the help of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially the most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord . Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
Philadelphia Meeting of Families World - 2015
Pope Francis invited the faithful to join him sprititually in prayer for the upcoming Concistory and for the next Synod of Bishops (October 5 to 19, 2014) which will focus on the theme of the Family in the context of Evangelization.
PRAYER to the HOLY FAMILY
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalizedfind ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
ICON OF ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
The Icon of St. Joseph the Worker has arrived in our parish. On Wednesday September 24th, 2014 there will a special mass at 9:00am in honor of the Icon to St. Joseph The Worker.
Let us all pray for the Centenary of the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
The first reconciliation information meeting will be held Tuesday October 7th, 2014 at 7:00pm here in the parish of St. Martin of Tours. Children in grade 2 and up may register by calling the parish office at 780-632-3272
during business hours.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
World Youth Day is for those who are 18 to 35 years old. If you are interested in
participating in this event please contact the parish office and leave your name, email and phone number or
sign up with Amy Yaremcio or Rachael Melenka when you see them at Mass.
Below is the official prayer:
“God, merciful Father,
in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love
and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman”.
We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation:
guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today
and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits
from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day.
grant that we may bear witness to your mercy.
Teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt,
hope to those who are discouraged,
love to those who feel indifferent,
forgiveness to those who have done wrong
and joy to those who are unhappy.
Allow the spark of merciful love
that you have enkindled within us
become a fire that can transform hearts
and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.
Wish to see more info, click on the WYD icon.
PRAY for PEACE!
This weekend , in accordance with Pope Francis' request and the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops, we are called to fast and pray for peace, especially in Syria and the Middle East, but also thoughout the whole world. Here is a sample prayer from Fr. Jack Lynch
God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria,
comfort those who suffer from violence,
console those who mourn the dead,
give strength to Syria's neighbouring countries to welcome refugees,
convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms
and protect those who are committed to peace.
God of hope, inspire leaders to choose methods of peace over violence,
and to seek reconciliation with their enemies.
Enflame the universal Church with compassion for Syria,
and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.
In this we ask through Christ our Lord.
Pope Francis on the Eucharist:
"Let us pray that participation in the Eucharist provoke us always to follow the Lord every day, to be instruments of communion, to share with Him and with our neighbour who we are. Then our lives will be truly fruitful. Amen."
(May 29, 2013)
"We the members of these parish communities are called by our Baptism to discipleship in Jesus Christ to worship as a Catholic Christian community, to minister to one another, to educate in the light of the Gospel, and to evangelize by spreading the Good News. This is our challenge as we journey. Our role is to serve others in Jesus' name by following His example and to reach out to those in our community who need us."
Please click on the various links below to find more information regarding the Catholic Church.
Please click on the link below for more information regarding the Catholic schools in Vegreville.
Fr. Michael has his own blog that he maintains in order to better communicate with his parishoners above and beyond this website. Click on the link below.
Be greeted in the Lord! Welcome to the website of the Catholic Parishes of St. Martin of Tours in Vegreville, Holy Heart of Mary in Viking, and St. Gregory the Great in Holden. As the pastor of these three communities I welcome you and encourage you to join us in worshipping God in Spirit and Truth!
Our faith is a beautiful gift and adds great richness and joy to the Christian life. Many, I think, even within the Catholic Church, have not yet had the experience of that joy - the joy of the Gospel and of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ and His love. God desires to give us all, every person, the Spiritual blessings and gifts made available to us through Jesus Christ. It is my joy to welcome and to encourage you to contact the respective parish in your area and to seek out the One who alone can satisfy and answer every desire and longing within the human heart.: Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord loves you and calls you to enter into the joy of His resurrection and to share in the freedom enjoyed by the children of God. Do not be afraid!
May God's blessing be with you always and may the Spirit of God, who enlightens every heart, lead you always to all that is Good, True, and Beautiful. Peace my friends! Please feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries at 780-632-3272 or 780-632-7454.
Fr. Michael Schumacher